Supply Officer

Supply Officer Job Description

A Supply Officer/buyer Is Responsible For Planning And Selecting A Range Of Products To Sell In Retail Outlets. The Buyer Must Consider The Following Factors When Making Purchasing Decisions:

  • customer Demand, Including Price, Quality And Availability; 
  • market Trends;
  • store Policy;
  • financial Budgets.

Supply Officers Source New Merchandise And Review Existing Items To Ensure Products Remain Competitive. By Fully Understanding Customer Needs, They Are Able To Maximise Profits And Provide A Commercially Viable Range Of Merchandise At Competitive Prices. Keeping Up To Date With Market Trends And Reacting To Changes In Demand Are Key Elements Of The Role.

Supply Officer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • liaising with shop personnel to ensure supply meets demand;
  • liaising with other departments within the organisation to ensure projects are completed;
  • participating in promotional activities;
  • analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends; 
  • getting feedback from customers;
  • training and mentoring junior staff.
  • regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels;
  • managing plans for stock levels;
  • reacting to changes in demand and logistics;
  • meeting suppliers and negotiating terms of contract;
  • maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products;
  • writing reports and forecasting sales levels;
  • work with staff and management to define their needs
  • keep up to date with market trends in the industry in which they work
  • research and identify new suppliers
  • negotiate prices with suppliers
  • purchase goods and services that the business needs
  • keep accurate records of payment and delivery of goods and services.

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